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Amanda Pensack, left, and Derek Engelking, of Weymouth, Mass., sit on Marconi Beach, part of Cape Cod National Seashore, Monday, May 25, 2020, in Wellfleet, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Flags in Boston Common honor vets; Some beaches reopen in RI

May. 25, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

Volunteers placed 1,000 physically distanced flags on Boston Common for Memorial Day while beaches, barbers and hair salons reopen in Massachusetts. A sole veteran accompanied by police escorts marched in downtown Portland, Maine, and placed a flag at Monument Square on Monday, in place of the city's traditional...

Hazel Roberts walks in a field of flags ahead of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Cohasset, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Some houses of worship reopening; nursing homes get aid

May. 24, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Religious leaders are taking steps to protect their congregations as services resume in Massachusetts and Vermont. An iconic Connecticut pizza shop is adding outdoor dining as part of a plan to aid businesses impacted by the coronavirus. Details on those and other coronavirus-related...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, Jerry A Mann, center, is held by his grandmother, Sylvia Rubio, as he is tested for COVID-19 by the San Antonio Fire Department at a free walk-up test site in San Antonio. Public health officials have said robust testing for the coronavirus is essential to safely lifting stay-at-home orders and business closures, but states are creating confusion in the way they are reporting the data. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

CDC, states' reporting of virus test data causes confusion

May. 24, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elected officials, businesses and others are depending on coronavirus testing and infection-rate data as states reopen so that they will know if a second wave of contagion is coming — and whether another round of stay-at-home orders or closings might be needed. But states are...

Hazel Roberts walks in a field of flags ahead of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Cohasset, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

New England Catholics look forward to celebrating Mass again

May. 23, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Major hospitals in Maine's largest city experienced an uptick in coronavirus hospitalizations; Roman Catholics in New Hampshire can begin receiving Holy Communion again in parishes that follow certain safety guidelines; Vermont’s largest annual event has been canceled for the first...

ER doctor charged with child porn, hiding camera in bathroom

May. 22, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former emergency room doctor at Vermont's largest hospital who was charged last month with setting up a video camera in a staff bathroom is now facing federal child pornography charges. Eike Blohm, 38, of South Burlington appeared in court Friday where he was ordered held pending...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 22, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Tech giants should pay for what they use The New London Day May 20 As the country cautiously awakens from its economic coma, businesses are struggling to unscramble the new rules of customer engagement. The protocols of social distancing will increase the already...

A couple walks on Revere Beach, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Revere, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Connecticut parks fill up; Pelosi speaks to Smith grads

May. 17, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Here are the latest coronavirus-related developments across New England: CONNECTICUT: The state on Sunday closed several parks because parking lots had reached capacity under social distancing guidelines. They included Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden and Southford Falls State Park...

Former Gov. Paul LePage, sitting in a Lexus SC 430, uses his cell phone to address protesters rallying against the executive orders by Gov. Janet Mills to keep some Maine businesses closed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Augusta, Maine. His call was broadcast over speakers set up at the nearby rally. LePage, now a resident of Florida, stayed in his car parked near the rally. A speaker at the event said the former governor was quarantining. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Shutdown foes stage rallies in Massachusetts, Maine, N.H.

May. 16, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Coronavirus-related developments across New England: CONNECTICUT A federal judge is set to hear arguments next week in a lawsuit designed to force the state to better protect prison inmates from the coronavirus. The ACLU of Connecticut is asking the court to order emergency actions...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 15, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Personal leadership in war on pandemic The Stamford Advocate May 13 Ultimately, the success of reviving the economy won’t be determined by directives from presidents, governors, mayors or first selectmen. It will be dictated by personal choices. The clock is...

In this Friday, May 8, 2020, photo, Jack's Abby craft brewery employee Andrew Kelley carries an order to a customer in a line of cars waiting curbside in Framingham, Mass. Sales of wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages have risen during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Craft brewers upended by COVID-19 closure of tap rooms, bars

May. 14, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Sales of wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages have risen during the coronavirus pandemic like foam in a freshly poured glass of beer. Just not for some craft brewers. Craft beer, particularly brews made by small, artisan producers, is often consumed in bars, restaurants, tap...